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FPRI Templeton Fellow Ed Turzanski quoted in CNBC on the North Korea Issue

“The guy who has to be thinking deep thoughts right now is the president of China,” said Ed Turzanski, an international policy and national security expert at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a think tank in Philadelphia. “The things that keep the Chinese up at night are Japan and Korea … having an offensive military capability. Because the Chinese have very bad memories of the last time the Japanese had an offensive capability.”

Turzanski, who worked in the U.S. intelligence community in postings throughout Asia and Europe during the Reagan administration, said Trump’s belief is “let’s let people defend themselves if they’re allies. If they’re allies…we don’t have to do all the heavy lifting all the time. Now you can argue whether that’s a prudent course of action.”

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